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Voting at 100 Years Old

Voting at 100 Years Old

When Mrs. Ester Lucille Larkin, known as Mrs. Mack, voted on Wednesday during early voting, it was the 41st time she had voted in a General Election. Every 2 years for the last 82 years, Mrs. Mack has cast her ballot in a General Election. On Friday October 24th she turned 100 years old....

10/30/2014 by eParisExtra
Dr. Richard Grossnickle Addresses Council

Dr. Richard Grossnickle Addresses Council

Last night at the Paris City Council meeting, councilman Dr. Richard Grossnickle addressed Council members regarding the past successes of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) as well as the desire to move on from the “forensic investigation.” Grossnickle began, ”...

10/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Street Closures Around Court House

Street Closures Around Court House

The left lane of North Main Street and the right lane of 1st Street NW in downtown Paris around the Court House, will be closed for repairs from Tuesday through Thursday. ...

10/28/2014 by eParisExtra
City Council Sends Investigatory Report to District Attorney

City Council Sends Investigatory Report to District Attorney

After receiving communication from Captain Gregory Lewis from the Texas State Attorney General’s office saying that the investigatory report produced by Defenbaugh and Associates was deemed to be under local jurisdiction, the City Council Monday night voted to send the forensic report to the...

10/28/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Calls Special Meeting Monday to Discuss Defenbaugh & Associates

PEDC Calls Special Meeting Monday to Discuss Defenbaugh & Associates

Steve Grubbs, PEDC Chair On Friday, the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) announced they have called a Special Meeting on Monday, October 27th at 3pm. The meeting has been called to specifically discuss and possibly take action on response from Defenbaugh & Associates...

10/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Phone scammers active in the area

Phone scammers active in the area

It appears that there are some phone-scam thieves targeting people and business in or around Paris, according to a Lamar Electric Cooperative press release on Friday. So far it seems that electric clients with Lamar Electric Co-op and TXU have been the targets. These kinds of scams are becoming...

10/24/2014 by Josh Allen
PEDC Investigation Back on City Council Agenda for Monday Night

PEDC Investigation Back on City Council Agenda for Monday Night

The Paris City Council will meet on Monday, October 27th at 5:30pm in the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. The regular agenda begins once again with discussion and possible action on the Paris Economic Development Corporation Investigation. The Council will...

10/24/2014 by eParisExtra
L.M. Kit Carson, Co-Writer of ‘Paris, Texas,’ Dies at 73

L.M. Kit Carson, Co-Writer of ‘Paris, Texas,’ Dies at 73

Screenwriter, actor, and author Lewis Minor “Kit” Carson, who is best known for adapting Wim Wender’s 1984 classic Paris, Texas, died Monday night after battling a long illness. He was 73. Helping Sam Shepard adapt his play into film, Carson  joined the set of Paris, Texas,...

10/24/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Livestock Auction: New to town and rolling strong after three weeks open

Paris Livestock Auction: New to town and rolling strong after three weeks open

After three sales and three weeks open, Lamar County’s new sale barn is rolling strong. The Paris Livestock Auction, located on Highway 82E between Reno and Blossom, has run almost 3,000 sales since opening day on October 8 — and so far have received a warm welcome. Owners and...

10/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Leadership Lamar County Class of 2014-2015

Leadership Lamar County Class of 2014-2015

The Leadership Lamar County Class of 2014-2015 met Thursday, October 16th at Turner Industries.  The Class participated in a full day of diversity training as part of the yearly program that will continue until May of 2015.  The diversity program is directed by Mr. Rick Miller of Commerce...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Executive Director of Northeast Texas Area Red Cross Resigns

Executive Director of Northeast Texas Area Red Cross Resigns

John Davis, the Executive Director of American Red Cross for Lamar County and Texarkana Area has announced his resignation effective Friday, October 24, 2014. Mr. Davis stated, “I have been offerred an amazing opportunity, returning to the health care development field, as Executive...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Special Called Meeting on Thursday, October 23

PEDC Special Called Meeting on Thursday, October 23

Steve Grubbs, PEDC Chair The Paris Economic Development Corporation has called a Special Meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1:30pm. The only item on the agenda is to convene into Executive Session. The agenda reads that the Board will go into closed session to discuss and deliberate the...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Midterm Elections- Who is on the Ballot

Midterm Elections- Who is on the Ballot

Here is a complete list of who is on the ballot for the November 4th Election. Early Voting does start next week at the Court House Annex (old Post Office) at 231 Lamar St. On Election Day all voting in person will be done at the Polling locations and not at the Court House Annex as it will not...

10/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Proposition 1 on your ballot

Proposition 1 on your ballot

The last item you will see on your ballot for the November 4th election is for Proposition 1. The amendment to the Texas Constitution reads on the ballot “The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the...

10/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris A21 A-Team to host a 'Walk for Freedom' tomorrow

Paris A21 A-Team to host a 'Walk for Freedom' tomorrow

The Paris A21 A-Team will host a Walk for Freedom this Saturday, October 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Downtown Plaza to raise awareness for the awful crime of human-trafficking. The A21 Campaign is a non-profit organization that works to end human trafficking, abolishing the injustice in the...

10/17/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris Main Street's Downtown Pumpkin Patch ready for picking

Paris Main Street's Downtown Pumpkin Patch ready for picking

The Paris Main Street’s Downtown Pumpkin Patch is back in business this year and they have a plethora of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes available for you. If you are getting pumpkins this year for Halloween or the fall season go no further than the Downtown Pumpkin Patch. A host of...

10/14/2014 by Josh Allen
EVERGREEN CEMETERY OPEN AIR CHAPEL AND COLUMBARIUM

EVERGREEN CEMETERY OPEN AIR CHAPEL AND COLUMBARIUM

Following a capital fund drive to build an open air chapel and columbarium niches at Evergreen Cemetery, the board is pleased to announce that construction has begun on this new facility. Evergreen Cemetery board of directors recognized the need for a columbarium to accommodate the trend s in...

10/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Commissioners Approve Voting Locations

Commissioners Approve Voting Locations

The Commissioner Court on October 13th approved the three changes to the Polling Locations for the November 4th General Election. All polling locations are the same as they were in the March elections, with the exception of Precinct 1A3B, 3H3C and 4A6E. Those individuals previously voting at...

10/14/2014 by eParisExtra
City Council Discusses PEDC Oversight

City Council Discusses PEDC Oversight

Monday night the Paris City Council discussed the return of oversight of the PEDC to the City Council. District 2 Councilwoman Sue Lancaster Council Member Sue Lancaster began, “I was interested in how oversight was lost on PEDC.  I was interested in how we did lose focus.  I did much...

10/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Executive Director Search, Incentive Agreements on PEDC Agenda

Executive Director Search, Incentive Agreements on PEDC Agenda

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, October 14th at 4pm. On the agenda for the meeting is discussion and possible action on Sealed Bids to purchase four lots owned by the PEDC located at 1546 S. Church Street. The board will also discuss...

10/13/2014 by eParisExtra